Industrial Wireless Sensor Networks Today Demand for wireless sensor networking is ramping up in the industrial sector, largely due to anticipation for the increased reliability and scalability of mesh networking. With thousands of nodes per network to be commonplace within five years, ON World projects that there could be 168 million nodes deployed in 2010 for industrial applications for an end user market worth $5.9 billion at this time. High return on investment, low replacement costs and ever-increasing pressure to cut costs, industrial companies have the most to gain from wireless sensor network technologies. Now that concerns over reliability, security and robustness are being solved with the latest hardware and software advances, ON World predicts that nearly all major process automation OEMs will offer wireless sensor network solutions by the end of 2005. With very little upfront and maintenance costs, industrial companies have much to benefit from adopting wireless sensor networking with little downside. Initially, wireless sensor networks will be targeted at monitoring applications displacing wired systems such as DeviceNet, Modbus, Fieldbus, Profibus, etc. Far from frivolous, these applications provide companies with a competitive advantage by saving millions of dollars per year in maximized equipment lifetimes, process optimization and prevention of unplanned downtimes. ON World estimates that many industrial companies can save up to ten times the initial investment per year, with very little downside. At first companies in certain industries such as power generation, chemical and petrochemicals will have the most incentive to adopt wireless sensor network technologies. Within five years, companies will adopt wireless sensor network technology in order to stay competitive. Mesh Wireless Sensor Networking Wireless adoption has been slow so far in the fault-intolerant world of industrial automation largely due to concerns about reliability. Existing wireless solutions have not always been reliable or robust enough especially in harsh industrial environments. Although end-users are still wary of wireless technologies, knowledge of mesh networking and the new ZigBee standard is growing. With multiple large scale mesh deployments expected by the end of 2005, within five years wireless sensor networking will become widespread in millions of factories, refineries and manufacturing plants worldwide. The major advantages of mesh wireless sensor networking include the following: • Lower Costs – At least 50% less for wiring not to mention reduced costs associated with installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and upgrading. For factories with 100,000 of square feet the potential savings are enormous. • Improved Installation –networking in hazardous areas while reducing labor/configuration costs and complexity. • Maintenance – reduced time and labor cost involved in inspecting, testing, troubleshooting, repairing and replacing wires requires time, labor and materials. • Reduced Connector Failure – Most network failures occur at the connectors; wireless communications can eliminate this problem. • Improved Flexibility – Reconfigurable networks makes re-wiring easy even in areas or equipment that would not normally be networked. Relatively high profit margins and strong return on investments, makes the industrial sector a good target for Innovative startups such as Crossbow Technology, Dust Networks, Eka Systems, Ember Corporation, Sensicast and Millennial Net. These startups will be instrumental in making this happen over the next few years with more newcomers such as Atalum likely to join in. Meanwhile, competition for component suppliers such as ATMEL, Chipcon, Motorola, Nordic Semiconductor and ZMD and licensors such as AirBee Wireless, CompXS, Figure 8 Wireless, Helicomm and JENNIC will be intense with the usual mergers and acquisitions expected. Leading the early adopters are OEMs such as ALSTOM, Eaton, RAE Systems and Tyco Thermal Controls with ABB, General Electric, Honeywell, Invensys, Mitsubishi, OMRON, Rockwell, Samsung and Siemens sure to follow.
Qorvus Mobotix 2009 Presentation
America's Most Advanced Wireless Surveillance Networks Tom Sharples, President 800.757.1571 Ext. 100
Company Mission: <ul><li>No More Plug & Pray – Make Complex Outdoor Wireless Installations Easy for our Integrators and VARs! </li></ul>
Company Background <ul><li>Qorvus develops </li></ul><ul><li>Fully-preconfigured embedded software and industrial wireless mesh networking equipment </li></ul><ul><li>for long-range video, data backhaul and industrial wireless network applications </li></ul><ul><li>that require fast, reliable and flexible wireless networks in rugged environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Qorvus delivers </li></ul><ul><li>High-resolution Mobotix ™ wireless IP video over long distances </li></ul><ul><li>pervasive wireless to hand-held terminals (no additional client-side software or equipment required) </li></ul><ul><li>secure communications and strong multi-hop performance with single, dual or triple-radio systems </li></ul><ul><li>flexibility to rapidly and inexpensively expand service areas based on demand </li></ul><ul><li>Qorvus supplies </li></ul><ul><li>Qcode™ wireless mesh software </li></ul><ul><li>Qnode™ mesh gateways and routers </li></ul><ul><li>MeshCam™ integrated IP camera/gateway </li></ul><ul><li>Qlite™ low-cost mesh-compatible wifi bridge </li></ul><ul><li>Qscan™ web portal with remote network monitoring and client support </li></ul><ul><li>Custom engineering and build services </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>Large-scale dock and port operations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industrial food-warehousing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Condo complexes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto dealerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet Service Providers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Memorial parks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resort hotels </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Large-scale construction companies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US military </li></ul></ul>Recent Projects Include: Food Express, Inc. Serving the Western U.S. Since 1983 Treasure Island
Typical Qorvus Wireless CCTV Network using Mobotix Cams
Case Study: Fairview Oaks <ul><li>15-acre multi-building apartment complex </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing drug-dealing and other crime in parking lots and “Nature Walk” area </li></ul><ul><li>Trees and buildings in the line-of-site required mesh and multiple bands </li></ul>
Case Study: Pacific Pride <ul><li>Problem: expanding commercial refueling depot is located In high-crime area in NE Portland </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: 3 Mobotix M12 cams configured for close-in surveillance of customer card-reader kiosk, fuel pumps, and a new two-acre refueling vehicle storage area </li></ul>
Case Study: Pacific Pride <ul><li>Local NAS storage using Pro-150D 1 terabyte server </li></ul><ul><li>Remote viewing via Qorvus Customer Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Client: Petrocard Integrator: Radius Security Inc. </li></ul>
Case Study: Broadway Commons <ul><li>12-acre multi-building apartment complex </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing theft and break-ins of tenant vehicles in parking lots </li></ul><ul><li>Management also wanted to offer pervasive WiFi internet to all tenants </li></ul><ul><li>Obstacles in the line-of-site required mesh </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: Seven Mobotix M22-SEC cameras, 8 dual-radio Qnodes (5.8 and 2.4 Ghz) providing both video backhaul and secure wireless internet access in one device </li></ul><ul><li>Client: Medve Group Integrator: Horne Enterprises Inc. </li></ul>
Case Study: Treasure Island <ul><li>Greatly increased traffic required pedestrian, vehicle and license-plate capture at main access gate. </li></ul><ul><li>Trenching between guard shack and main office was impractical, and flexible system expansion was a requirement </li></ul><ul><li>Mounting antenna on outside of historic main building #1 was not permitted </li></ul>
Case Study: Treasure Island <ul><li>Solution: Four Mobotix M12 cams with Qnode repeater, and Qnode high-powered 5.8 Ghz gateway and antenna mounted inside office behind window glass </li></ul><ul><li>SFPA’s network does not allow direct access, so remote video is viewed via Mobotix Streaming FTP to Customer Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Client: San Francisco Port Authority Integrator: Fog City Alarms </li></ul>
Case Study: The Good Old Days <ul><li>Problem: Nostalgia for the ’60s </li></ul><ul><li>Solution: The “Jimmy Hendrix” megapixel camera </li></ul>During… Before.. and After!
Stevenson WA on the Columbia River <ul><li>No other wireless surveillance camera looks like this! </li></ul>
<ul><li>& </li></ul>Contact: Tom Sharples 800.757.1571 Ext 100 or [email_address] Buford Pippin 800.757.1571 Ext 103 or [email_address] Jim Molencupp 972.831.1600 Ext 105 or [email_address]